[Dev-luatex] Fwd: luatex (suggestion by Ivo Welch)

Taco Hoekwater taco at bittext.nl
Mon Jul 4 09:26:48 CEST 2022



> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: ivo welch 
> Subject: luatex
> Date: 3 July 2022 at 21:46:46 CEST
> 
> hi taco---
> 
> https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/649666/lulatex-macos-font-mystery-fontbook-montserrat
> 
> I just ran into some lualatex problems with a font from macos Fontbook.
> 
> suggestion: may I suggest improving the error messages with respect to
> fonts?  if a font is not found, print out *where* luatex was looking
> for the font ("montserrat not found in /usr/...; /opt/...").  [maybe
> also add the most similarly named font if one exists.]  ulrike also
> suggested that maybe the font was damaged, although it worked well
> with other apps.  in any case, if this could be the reason, perhaps
> add a different kind of error message than "font not found."
> 
> regards,
> 
> /iaw
> 
> --
> Ivo Welch (ivo.welch at ucla.edu)
> http://www.ivo-welch.info/
> J. Fred Weston Distinguished Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson
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Taco Hoekwater              E: taco at bittext.nl
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